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Today, on the basis of the Brest training ground of the 38th separate guards airborne assault brigade of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, the first stage of the international competition of special forces “Polar Star” has started.

During the first, individual stage, within 5 days, the panel of judges of the competition will assess the readiness of servicemen of special purpose groups to perform combat training tasks.

On the first day of the competition, all teams successfully completed a number of exercises, including “Assault”, “In ambush”, “Best turn”, “Meeting”, “Grenade launcher” and “Active defense”. In them, the commanders of special forces groups, scouts, machine gunners, and grenade launchers demonstrated their professional skills.

During the storming of the facility, the special forces conditionally released the hostages and carried out a sweep of the building. After the hostages were freed, the participants moved on to the second exercise “In ambush”.

According to the terms of the assignment, when moving by car, the group, having fallen into an “ambush”, left the car and hit 10 appearing targets at a distance of 50 to 100 meters.

During the first stage, the participants of the competition will have to perform individual and group exercises. In the course of individual training, the practical implementation of the standards and shooting exercises by military personnel, according to their military specialties, is checked.

In the course of group exercises, the coherence of the group is checked when performing combat training tasks when landing on guided parachute systems of the “Wing” type for accuracy, storming a building, conducting hand-to-hand combat without weapons.

According to the terms of the “Polar Star” competition, each country takes part in competitions with its own parachute systems, and the Belarusian side provides weapons, ammunition, and communications.

The international competition “Polar Star” among special-purpose units is held on the territory of the Republic of Belarus on the basis of the Brestsky training ground from August 22 to September 4 as part of the VII International Army Games. It is attended by teams of the armed forces of nine states – Russia, Belarus, Venezuela, India, Iran, China, Morocco, Pakistan, Uzbekistan.

The Russian team at international competitions will be represented by the winners of the all-army stage of the Polar Star-2021 competition – the best scouts of the special forces of the Airborne Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. In addition, the Rosgvardia team will take part in the competition on an out-of-competition basis.

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